Saturday, February 04, 2006

[00.25 GMT] Berlin works against the clock to save Iraq captives (Expatica, Netherlands); Foreign Minster Makes TV Appeal for Hostages' Release (Deutsche Welle, Germany); Cartoons row seen playing into militants' hands (Swissinfo, Switzerland). On the latter, see the comments and responses on Pickled Politics (progressive Asian voices): Re-examining the Danish controversy and English viewpoint and inciting to kill. This draws on a piece from Mediawatchwatch on the call by British Muslim group Al Ghurabaa to have those who insult Muhammad executed. (Some of the comments on this are unsavoury, illustrating the way this whole affair is stoking extreme reactions on all sides.)

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